[amsat-bb] ARISS-US program education proposal deadline is November 15, 2017

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Wed Sep 20 19:29:41 UTC 2017

Getting the word out today rather than waiting for the weekend ANS news
cycle. September 21 is the first opportunity to participate in an ARISS
School Contact webinar ...


International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ Students
ARISS-US program education proposal deadline is November 15, 2017

September 18, 2017: The Amateur Radio on the International Space 
Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from U.S. schools, 
museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host 
radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International 
Space Station (ISS) between July 1 and December 31, 2018.

Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with oppor-
tunities to learn about space technologies and space communications 
through the exploration of Amateur Radio. The program provides 
learning opportunities by connecting students to astronauts aboard 
the International Space Station (ISS) through a partnership between 
NASA, the American Radio Relay League, the Radio Amateur Satellite 
Corporation and other Amateur Radio organizations and worldwide 
space agencies. The program's goal is to inspire students worldwide, 
to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering 
and mathematics (STEM) through Amateur Radio.

Educators overwhelmingly report that student participation in the 
ARISS program inspires an interest in STEM subjects and in STEM 
careers. Ninety-two percent of educators who have participated in 
the program have indicated that ARISS provided ideas for encourag-
ing student exploration, discussion, and participation, and 78 
percent said that ARISS was effective in stimulating student 
interest in STEM.

ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers 
of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed 
education plan. Students can learn about satellite communications, 
wireless technology, science research conducted on the space 
tation, what it is like to work in space, radio science, and any 
related STEM subject. Students learn to use Amateur Radio to talk 
directly to an astronaut and ask their STEM-related questions. 
ARISS will help educational organizations locate Amateur Radio 
groups who can assist with equipment for this once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity for students. 

The proposal deadline for 2018 contacts is November 15, 2017. 
Proposal webinars for guidance and answers to proposal questions 
will be offered Sep. 21, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT and Sep. 25, 2017, 
at 4 p.m. EDT. Advance registration is necessary which can be done 
at the eventbrite.com website:
https://tinyurl.com/ANS-267-ARISS-Webinar (eventbrite.com)

The ARISS website has additional details on expectations, proposal 
guidelines, and the proposal form. See:


Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a coop-
erative venture of international amateur radio societies and the 
space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). 
In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite 
Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the 
Center for the Advancement of Science in space (CASIS) and National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of 
ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, 
and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via 
amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in 
classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, 
students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, 
space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see 

Also join us on Facebook: Amateur Radio on the International Space 
Station (ARISS). Follow us on Twitter: ARISS_status

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list